4 Keys to Creating Momentum in Your Church

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Momentum

At times momentum can be an illusive goal. It seems to come when least expected, and dissipates when we feel it should be present. In the …
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7 Reasons Why Evangelism Should Be a Priority in Your Church

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Photo by Chris Yarzab.

Evangelism is dying in many churches today. No, that’s not an overstatement. I am not speaking hyperbolically. Evangelism is …
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Temple Courts and House to House

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Jewish Temple

Temple courts and house to house.”  Ever used that line to connect small group ministry to the very beginning of the Church?  You know you …
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The Three Tests of a Servant Leader

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Servant Leader

“The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve and to give His life a ransom for many.” (Matthew 20:28) The pastor who is a …
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Jesus’ Cure for a Hamster Wheel Lifestyle

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Hamster Wheel

Our human minds are programmed to move towards busyness and task accomplishment. We feel better internally when the daily to-do list is …
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God Requires Risky Obedience

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Guarantee

“Risk your life and get more than you ever dreamed of.” (Luke 19:26 MSG) If God tells you to take a step of faith but you hesitate to …
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Mission Builds Community (Team Building With Healthy Identity)

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Leading the Crowd

Mission builds community. If you try to build community with no mission you will end up playing at life and going through the …
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What if Discipleship Was Fun?

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Adventure

Have you ever thought about how much fun it must have been to be one of Jesus’ disciples? We tend to focus on the tough stuff (rebuke, …
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Rethinking the Preaching and Teaching Ministry of Jesus

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Jesus

Leonard Sweet and Frank Viola Jesus: A Theography (Thomas Nelson, 424 pages, hardcover) is the new release by Leonard Sweet and Frank …
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Missional Moves: 15 Tectonic Shifts to Embrace

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Missional Moves

How does a local church move toward being the church Jesus has called us to be? In the latest addition to Exponential’s Signature …
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